Homeowners have neverending to-do lists, especially when it comes to a change in seasons. As we transition into Spring warmer weather, yard work, and house maintenance are upon us. With the change in seasons, it is a great time to have your chimney and masonry repair Downriver, Michigan taken care of while it isn't being heavily used.
Chimney and Masonry Repair Downriver Michigan
There are many reasons to have chimney and masonry repair done from cracks or deterioration of bricks. If there haven't been any noticeable signs of repairs needed, you should schedule an inspection with a professional.
If your chimney flue is damaged or cracked, the carbon monoxide created by your fireplace may not fully escape. Carbon monoxide is odorless and deadly and the professionals at Downriver Roofers can easily identify any issues your chimney and masonry have.
Let's take a look at some of the questions homeowners have when it comes to chimney and masonry work.
What are chimneys made of?
Traditional chimneys are made of stone, concrete, or brick; modern chimneys may be constructed from prefabricated metals or other materials. Often times older chimneys aren't up to current codes and must be retrofitted with a stainless-steel liner to ensure full protection and safety.
How often should a chimney be cleaned?
Delaying proper cleaning and inspections can lead to serious hazards in your home. The National Fire Protection Association, NFPA, recommends a chimney inspection yearly and routine cleaning is performed with the frequency-dependent on use.
What is involved with a chimney inspection?
An inspection is performed to identify any defects such s lightning damage, cracks or deterioration, smoke damage, and water leaks. Downriver Roofers use a high-powered camera while inspecting your fireplace chimney. The camera inspection allows them to inspect all areas including:
- lining sytem
- smoke chamber
They'll ensure air can easily flow through the chimney with no blockage or debris. A gas connection check will be performed to ensure there are no leaks.
Chimney and Masonry Maintenance and Repair in Michigan
A full inspection of your chimney and masonry will uncover potential maintenance and repair issues. The professionals will have materials on hand to perform any immediate repairs to minor leaks and new seals. The chimney masonry may need sealing or potentially need a cover to keep out debris, leaves, and unwanted animals.
The experts at Downriver Roofers are available 24/7 year-round to assist with weather-related emergencies that could compromise your property. They understand the importance of timely response and offer full satisfaction or your money-back guarantee. From ice dam removal to fallen branches that leave damage to your chimney masonry they can easily help.
Next time you have soot buildup in your fireplace, see cracked masonry, or even notice a bird's nest on your chimney contact Downriver Roofers to set up a free inspection.